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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 15 September 2020

Question 1.

Answer- b


  • The labour ministry has chalked out a plan to launch a new portal ‘Santusht’ for speedy redressal of worker as well as employer grievances and ensuring effective implementation of labour laws at the grassroot level.
  • ‘Santusht’ – Implementation Monitoring Cell (IMC) has been constituted in the Office of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment in January 2020.
  • The objective of ‘Santusht’ is to promote transparency, accountability, effective delivery of public services and implementation of policies, schemes of Ministry of Labour and Employment at grassroot level through constant monitoring.
  • Online portal under ‘Santusht’ for public grievances has not been started so far.


Question 2.

Answer- d


  • The Houthiinsurgency in Yemen, also known as the Houthi
  • Boko Haram is related to Nigeria
  • Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, more commonly known as al-Shabaab, is a terrorist, jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa. 


Question 3.

Answer- d


Economic survey 2019-20 attributes India’s slow down-

  • Weak global growth.
  • Decline in real fixed investment.
  • Sluggish growth of real consumption.


Question 4.

Answer : d


The economic survey has given some recommendations to reform the PSBs-such as

  •  Use of Fintech or Financial Technology
  • Employee stock ownership Plan (ESOP)
  •  Maximum use of  machine & Artificial Intelligence


Question 5.

Answer : a


  • Tyler Prize 2020 has been awarded to Indian economist who formulated Green Economy.
  • It has been awarded to conservation biologist Gretchen C. Daily, and environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev, both pioneers in illuminating and quantifying the economic value of our natural environment.
  • Pavan Sukhdev is a renowned environmental economist and UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador.
  • He was also appointed as the study leader of a global UNEP-hosted study on ‘The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity’ from 2008 to 2010.
  • The first report of the study was published during the peak of the 2008 global financial crisis.
  • The report went on to become a foundation for the Global Green Economy movement.
  • The Tyler prize is one of the first international premier environmental awards, described as the ‘Nobel Prize for Environment’


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